Swedish-Polish pianist Peter Jablonski is in demand around the globe as one of the major interpreters of an eclectic and extensive list of works. He has performed the complete concertos by Bartók, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky, which remain in his repertoire of over 60 piano concertos. Among his numerous recordings are the complete sonatas by Prokofiev.
Praised by Claudio Abbado for his sensitive interpretations, Jablonski is known for his breadth of understanding and insight into the masterpieces of piano repertoire he has been performing on major world stages for over twenty-five years. He has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Kirov, La Scala Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zurich, Orchestre Nationale de France, NHK Tokyo, DSO Berlin, Warsaw Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Cleveland Orchestra.
He worked with such composers as Witold Lutoslawski and Arvo Pärt, and collaborated extensively with such conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Kurt Sanderling, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Riccardo Chailly, Daniele Gatti, and Myung-Whun Chung.
Jablonski’s extensive discography includes recordings he has made for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, and Altara labels for over twenty years, for which he received numerous awards, such as Edison and Gramophone Classical Music award. In 2018, he signed an exclusive deal with the Finnish label Ondine for complete recordings of Scriabin’s Mazurkas, complete piano sonatas by Anton Rubinstein, and piano works by Alexei Stanchinsky.
In 2005, King of Sweden awarded him the Litteris et Artibus medal for his achievements in music.
As a professor of piano at the Royal College of Music, Jablonski offers a unique insight into a professional career because his own musical path was varied and unusual. His education history includes studying drums and percussion at Malmö Academy of Music, and composition and conducting at the Royal College of Music. He inherited a rich and distinguished piano performance tradition that harks back to Ravel, Gilels, and Neuhaus, through his professors Michal Wesolowski at Malmö (who studied with Ravel’s student Vlado Perlemuter), and Irina Zaritskaya at the RCM (a student of Jakov Flier, and Emil Gilels, who was a student of Heinrich Neuhaus).
His inspiring work with young musicians has been recognised around the world, and he is often invited to give masterclasses in the conservatoires in Tokyo, Osaka, Bergen, Stockholm, Toronto, Seoul, and Mexico City, among others.
Faculties / departments: Keyboard
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